Isokinetic responds to new research indicating that physical inactivity is the biggest risk factor for cancer
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease of infirmity (World Health Organisation). This statement is on the walls of our consultation rooms here at Isokinetic. It’s easy to forget the key factors that influence our health and longevity; genetics, the environment and our behaviour. Choosing to be active (our behaviour) rather than being inactive is one factor we can change. This is not always easy as illness, disease and other lifestyle choices may affect our ability or desire to move.
To some extent COVID-19 has changed our outlook on health and well-being. With such tragedy and illness people have realised that ‘health is our wealth’. We are looking to a new start with better health routines in our lives.
For over 30 years we’ve prescribed physical activity in our rehabilitation sessions. Why?
Lifestyle related disease (non-communicable disease or NCD) is responsible for 89% of all deaths of people in the UK (2018) and this can be improved with physical activity and exercise prescription.
Patients and even health care professionals have not always appreciated the benefits of being physically active.
- – up to a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
- – up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
- – up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer
- – up to a 20% lower risk of breast cancer
- – a 30% lower risk of early death
- – up to an 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
- – up to a 68% lower risk of hip fracture
- – a 30% lower risk of falls (among older adults)
- – up to a 30% lower risk of depression
- – up to a 30% lower risk of dementia
At Isokinetic, we prescribe exercise to improve patient confidence, recovery and health. We agree shared goals with our patients and work in our team to chase these goals.
Our lengthy rehab sessions (1-2 hours each) allow for all aspects of the body to be exercised: strength, balance, flexibility and aerobic fitness, in keeping with UK recommendations.